So it seems the lone ranger from Glentoran FC, Matty Burrows, has had his brilliant injury time back-heel winner short listed for the FIFA goal of the year award. According to the BBC, Fifa contacted the Irish FA on Tuesday to confirm the goal would be in the running for the Ballon d’Or Puskas award, which was launched last year in memory of the great Hungarian footballer Ferenc Puskas.
Burrows told BBC Radio Ulster that he found out about his nomination from a team-mate at training on Tuesday night. Watch him interviewed here.
He said: “The whole thing is unreal and it’s only just sinking in,” said the Glens striker.
“I could maybe try to do that 100 times and it would only come off once – I just caught it perfectly.”
When reached for further comment by the BBC the Irish FA had the following statement:
“This is a tremendous achievement for Matty Burrows, Glentoran and the Carling Premiership to be catapulted onto the world stage.”
Here at soccerprose.com we wish Matty Burrows all the best and we’re happy we could help to spread the knowledge of his exceptional talent to the world. Have a look for other video of his exceptional finishing on our site.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com